James (Jim) Compliment is a highly trained professional with over 30 years of experience in the field of health care, including service within a variety of patient care needs at Johns Hopkins University, the VA Medical Center, Allegheny General Hospital, internal medicine clinics, and as an Advanced Flight Nurse for all ages, infants through senior citizens. In addition, he has served in the Middle East as Colonel and as a Nurse Practitioner for the US Army Combat’s Support Hospital and as Commander for the US Army’s COVID response team.
For GGC, Jim works closely with our clinical staff, behavioral health advisors, and our education team. He provides expertise and support on SMART’s integrative, Whole Child approach by offering consultation, expertise, and training to SMART start-up operations, clinical staff, and subject matter experts. Jim also serves as a liaison with SMART Medical Provider Partners, including organizational leadership and local SMART Teams. He provides consultation and advice on interviewing, selecting, training, and the mentorship of SMART Clinical Teams, which cohesively prepares them to embed within the education systems with SMART’s Active Access and Active Care protocols, standards, training curriculum, data collection, and evaluation standards.
On a local level, Jim’s medical license enables him to diagnose illness and injury, provide treatment, prescribe appropriate medication, and work closely with the SMART behavioral health provider(s) to support our Whole Person, Whole Family, Whole Generation focus. Jim proactively manages the health and wellness of LIFE Male STEAM Academy students, parents, and faculty as well as the Ebenezer Outreach Ministries SMART Clinic, which serves the Ebenezer Baptist Church congregation, the Workforce Innovation and Talent Center (WITC) cohorts and their families, and neighboring senior towers through the deployment of Active Access and the delivery of Active Care.
Jim earned his Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Duquesne University